Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Colluvium

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_116

The sedimentary deposit that results from the gravitational movement of materials down‐slope to produce a heterogeneous and badly sorted mixture at the base of the slope. Colluvial soils are soils developed on colluvium and tend to be stony and unproductive.

Bibliography

  1. Emerson, F.V., 1914. A colluvial soil and its people. Bull. Am. Geogr Soc., 46: 655–658.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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